Remember what a bimbo the mainstream media made Sarah Palin out to be (remember, it’s OKAY to trivialize a woman as long as it’s liberals doing it to a conservative).
But in 2008, Sarah Palin predicted something in which she turned out to be right and every liberal on earth turned out to be a morally idiotic jackass.
She predicted that if coward and fool Barack Obama were elected president, it would embolden Russia into invading Ukraine given the kind of idiocy and naïve weakness he displayed when Putin invaded Georgia:
“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Of course, the mainstream media savaged her for that. What else is their mission if not a fools’ mission???
For the record, Russia seized two Georgian provinces. And Obama allowed it. And Putin has never given them back. And now he’s going to help himself to what he wants out of the Ukraine – just as Sarah Palin warned would happen if Obama were elected president.
History records that Sarah Palin was wise and Barack Obama is an incompetent boob and a disgrace to the office of President of the United States.
Of course, four years later Mitt Romney demonstrated he had a shred of common sense. Barack Obama demonstrated that as Pharaoh god king there is NOTHING whatsoever “common” about him, most especially “common sense.”
In their third presidential debate, President Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney when he said that Russia remained a threat to the United States. Here’s what Obama said in the debate:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida’s a threat because a few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.
“But, Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s. You say that you’re not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq, but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now.“And the — the challenge we have — I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.”
Here’s how Mitt Romney responded. Notice how Obama tries to cut Romney off before he can make his point:
MR. ROMNEY: I’ll respond to a couple of the things you mentioned. First of all, Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe, not —
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Number one —
MR. ROMNEY: Excuse me. It’s a geopolitical foe. And I said in the same . . . paragraph, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin, and I’m certainly not going to say to him, I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election he’ll get more backbone.
In an interview, Wolf Blitzer had asked Romney if he thought Russia is a bigger foe than Iran, China, or North Korea. Here was Romney’s response:
“I’m saying in terms of a geopolitical opponent, the nation that lines up with the world’s worst actors. Of course the greatest threat that the world faces is a nuclear Iran, and a nuclear North Korea is already troubling enough. But when these terrible actors pursue their course in the world — and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them — who is it that always stands up with the world’s worst actors? It’s always Russia, typically with China alongside. And so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that’s on the Security Council that has the heft of the Security Council, and is of course is a massive nuclear power, Russia is the geopolitical foe.”
It seems that Romney was ahead of the game when it came to understanding how Russia is still a major political player to be reckoned with while Obama was is in the dark. Will the media notice? Don’t count on it
You need to understand that Barack Obama was operating under the worldview of a complete fool and moral idiot. On Obama’s view the problem was George W. Bush who was poisoning American foreign policy, NOT Russia or Vladimir Putin. Obama actually believed that with Bush out of the picture and a “reset” with Russia, that Russia would actually “reset” its entire foreign policy as Obama cowed Putin with his divine magnificence.
And Vladimir Putin has treated Barack Obama like his own personal roll of toilet paper and wiped his butt with Obama at every single turn.
And of course, again, the mainstream media, being demon-possessed jackasses, mocked Romney with their “Hey, Mitt. The 1980s called and they want their foreign policy back!”
Where are we at now (because America was stupid enough to elect and actually RE-elect a complete failure)???
Russia just invaded Ukraine, just as Sarah Palin correctly predicted they would. Because she knew that Obama’s weakness as a human being would be like catnip to Putin. And Ukraine is begging America for help.
Fat chance of that happening. They’re in this fix BECAUSE of America, or at least because of the naïve moral idiot America elected as president.
Barack Obama is exactly like Neville Chamberlain, as I corrected stated years ago (and see here). Neville Chamberlain, like Obama, was absolutely RUTHLESS in domestic policy. Neither man cared one damn about his nation, and they knew that they could use a socialist media and exploit the other side’s unwillingness to call their bluff as they took the nation to the brink of collapse to impose their socialist agendas. But when it came to foreign policy, both men turned out to be complete weaklings and cowards and naïve fools. And the reason they were so weak in foreign policy was precisely the same reason they could be so strong in domestic policy: because the same media that they could exploit so ruthlessly at home was useless to them internationally. The Russian media couldn’t care less what the pathetic American media thinks. The American propaganda mill can’t cow Putin the way it can cow Republicans. Similarly, Republicans care enough about America to back down from Obama when Obama plays chicken with the nation. For example, why did Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts blink and call what was clearly not a tax a “tax” in order to rewrite ObamaCare enough to “make” it constitutional? Because Obama basically said he would demonize the Supreme Court and try to delegitimize it the same way we have now seen him delegitimize Congress – as I pointed back in June of 2012. That’s why Republicans had to cave in on the debt ceiling to a man who had demonized George Bush for raising the debt ceiling and voted AGAINST raising the debt ceiling as a Senator who then played the part of “Hypocrite-in-Chief” by demonizing the Republicans for taking the EXACT SAME POSITION that he had taken when Bush was president.
Obama is like the absolutely craven coward who would grab his own mother hostage and hold a gun to her head and threaten to blow the bitch’s brains out if the police didn’t drop their guns. And the police drop their guns saying “Please don’t hurt her.” Only in this case it’s America that Obama has held the gun to. And it’s been Republicans backing down time and time again. Obama has NEVER negotiated with the Republicans. He’s basically said, “I’ll take this country right over the edge if you don’t give me what I want.” And it’s worked for him.
But it won’t sure work with Putin. To continue, Obama could play chicken with Republicans because Republicans are terrified of seeing their country be driven right off a cliff. But that won’t play with Putin, anymore than the media demonization trick will play with Putin. Putin just doesn’t care about America just like Obama doesn’t care about America. And so Obama is exposed as the weak, trivial, cowardly incompetent fool that he is.
So Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry and then Obama’s Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel “warn” Russia to stay out of the Ukraine. But what is that? Just a bunch of blathering words from inconsequential cowards and phonies who can be TRUSTED not to do a damn thing while America’s gets its face grabbed and has its nose rubbed in its own feces. Vladimir Putin knows for a damn fact that Obama will do NOTHING.
What do you think are the odds that Obama’s gutless weakness to make the American military its weakest since before World War II was the inspiration for Putin in Ukraine to pull a Hitler in Czechoslovakia? Try 100 percent. What did I say? Weakness is the ULTIMATE provocation.
And then Obama gives a press conference in which he says absolutely nothing worth repeating. Both our allies and our enemies were frankly shocked at Obama’s weakness that was put on display. Remember George H.W. Bush who said, “This will NOT stand!” when Iraq invaded Kuwait? And it didn’t. Because Bush TOOK a stand. Obama just blathered on like the babbling idiot that he is. And nobody is listening to him because he doesn’t matter. Syria wasn’t listening to the disgrace when he gave his “red line” warning that he allowed Syria to cross about twenty damn times before caving in to Putin’s (Syria’s staunch ally, fwiw) negotiations. And why the hell would Putin listen now after all the times he’s punked Obama?
I’d say the left aren’t mocking Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin now, but the left and the mainstream media who prop them up with their propaganda are so pathologically dishonest that they merely re-write history. And they never ever have to apologize for having been so wrong because they never admit they were wrong in the first place. That would take honesty and integrity, neither of which any liberal has.
So no matter how completely wrong and proven to be completely wrong they are, they don’t even skip a beat. And most people never know what genuine fools we have leading us or what wise people we COULD have had leading us if we had only just not listened to the idiocy of the complete fools.
Just take this as yet another proof that to be a Democrat is to be a demon-possessed fool and a liar without shame.
What would Ronald Reagan have done? K.T. McFarland – a foreign policy expert under Reagan – channeled his wisdom. Reagan would have recognized – as he recognized when he was president at the height of the Cold War – that Russia’s chief vulnerability is economics. A couple of decades ago, Vladimir Putin wrote his doctoral dissertation acknowledging that the USSR collapsed economically. Putin wrote that the key was to harness Russia’s vast oil and natural gas resources, make Europe dependent upon Russian oil and gas, exploit the political clout that would result from Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, and then use the revenues to rebuild the Russian military. And that is precisely what Putin has done. Reagan, McFarland says, would have targeted that. Reagan would have rightly realized that Russia’s chief vulnerability is STILL economics: Reagan would have offered to sell U.S. oil and gas – which we could have FAR more of if it weren’t for Obama’s stupid policies – to undercut the Russians. He would further have provided the fracking technology – that Obama and his whackjob liberal base is so deadly opposed to – to our friends to undercut the price of oil which would be devastating to Russia’s economy and FORCE Russia to fly straight or pay dearly. And of course Reagan would have reinstituted the missile defense treaty that Obama stupidly rescinded after telling Putin that he would be “more flexible” to bowing down to Putin after Obama’s reelection. Obama proceeded to follow through with his bowing down to Putin by reneging on the missile defense treaty in question.
Under Reagan, that treaty would be brought back to the table and Reagan would make Putin HOWL as the Ukraine was taken away from his dream of a return to empire for good.
Reagan would also invite Ukraine into the protection of the NATO alliance and simply let Putin know that if he didn’t get the hell out he’d be in a shooting war with NATO. Reagan would punch Russia in the nose by freezing all bank assets held by Russians in the nation of every bank who will side with us (and Russia and Russians have HUGE assets in US and European banks). Reagan would forbid all travel of Russian citizens and isolate the Russian people that way to pressure Putin to withdraw. If there was a sanction that would really hurt Russia or really piss them off, he would issue that sanction.
You don’t HAVE to go to a full-fledged shooting war to show some resolve. Reagan understood that. And, interestingly, after the USSR collapsed we found out that the moment that shocked the Russians into fearing Reagan was when he fired the 11+ thousand striking air traffic controllers after ordering them to report to work or be fired. They realized he would follow through with his threats and do what he said he would do. Obama has long since squandered that kind of perception of integrity – but he did it with a giant exclamation mark when he gave Putin’s ally Syria a “red line” and then failed to do jack squat when they repeatedly crossed that red line.
Of course Ronald Reagan had four things Obama lacks: a wise worldview, strategic foresight, common sense and moral courage.